Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Standing Up for What You Believe!

I got an email this morning from my cousin, Gary.  In it was a profound statement of faith and I thought I will use this later today as my Sunday post.....but first....I will check it out on SNOPES.  I went to SNOPES and it was true....I could not believe it....TRUE!  Principal, Jody McLeod had actually done this in Kingston, TN...and so with today being Sunday and all I decided that I would share with you a story about a principal who was not afraid to stand for what he believed in.  Thank you Jody McLeod!

"This is the statement that was read over the PA system at the football game at Roane County High School , Kingston , Tennessee by school Principal, Jody McLeod."  "It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football games, to say a prayer and play the National Anthem, to honor God and Country."
Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a Prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law. As I understand the law at this time, I can use this public facility to approve of sexual perversion and call it "an alternate life style," and if someone is offended, that's OK.  I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing condoms and calling it, "safe sex." If someone is offended, that's OK.  I can even use this public facility to present the merits of killing an unborn baby as a "viable! means of birth control." If someone is offended, no problem...  I can designate a school day as "Earth Day" and involve students in activities to worship religiously and praise the goddess "Mother Earth" and call it "ecology.." I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom that depicts people with strong, traditional Christian convictions as "simple minded" and "ignorant" and call it "enlightenment.."  However, if anyone uses this facility to honor GOD and to ask HIM to Bless this event with safety and good sportsmanship, then Federal Case Law is violated.  This appears to be inconsistent at best, and at worst, diabolical.  Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone, except GOD and HIS Commandments.  Nevertheless , as a school principal, I frequently ask staff and students to abide by rules with which they do not necessarily agree. For me to do otherwise would be inconsistent at best, and at worst, hypocritical... I suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally. I certainly do not need to add an intentional transgression.  For this reason, I shall "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's," and refrain from praying at this time. " However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank GOD and ask HIM,in the name of JESUS, to Bless this event, please feel free to do so.. As far as I know, that's not against the law----yet."  One by one, the people in the stands bowed their heads, held hands with one another and began to pray.  They prayed in the stands. They prayed in the team huddles. They prayed at the concession stand and they prayed in the Announcer's Box!  The only place they didn't pray was in the Supreme Court of the United States of America- the Seat of "Justice" in the "one nation, under GOD."  Somehow, the people at the football game in Kingston , Tennessee Remembered what so many have forgotten. We are given the Freedom OF Religion, not the Freedom FROM Religion. Praise GOD that HIS remnant remains!  JESUS said, "If you are ashamed of ME before men, then I will be ashamed of you before MY FATHER.."  I teach high school.....and my students all know I am a Christian, that I pray before the day starts, and that Jesus is important to me.  I believe it is my right as an American....and as a Christian.  So, you attend church wherever you thankful that you have that right...and tomorrow....when you are at work, school, home, be thankful you still have that right....and do not be ashamed of God before others.  Stand up for Him.  WE, Americans, let Him be taken away once by Madolyn O'Hair...let's not let it happen again.  Have a blessed Sunday!


Thena said...

If only more Christians would take a stand for what we believe. Those who stand for nothing will fall for anything.

Mary said...

I've read this before, and loved reading it again!